This private collection is dedicated to racing bicycles from the golden era of cycling – from the sixties through to the mid-eighties – including some newer examples that were built by craftsmen in the same spirit. It celebrates a time before aerodynamics, experimentation with different, newer materials and when doping dominated the vocabulary of cycling.
The bicycles themselves are presented in a way that reflect what they would have been like, equipped with period correct or appropriate parts. They were prepared to riding condition (and often do get exercised) rather than as static displays. Originality was treasured, patina through years of use was not masked and attempts were made to preserve the period parts except for the wear items. Searching, acquiring, restoring and preparing these bikes gave me years of immense joy and afforded me the opportunity to meet and befriend many like-minded enthusiasts. It now gives me great pleasure to be able to share them with you.
To get a feel for the focus of this collection, click on the Pedal Notes page on top. Feedback and comments are much appreciated. Please enjoy!